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RAPAURA Watergardens

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586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
+64 7-868 4821
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Take a relaxing walk through these lovely gardens.

Don't forget to take your camera as a picture is worth a thousand words. They will give you some... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Anthony Evan L
,
Blountville, Tennessee
Nice wander

Had a very nice lunch at the cafe followed by a walk around the gardens. Not sure that the gardens... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Nat-a-tat-tat-a-lie
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Wellington, New Zealand
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A mature property, which has evolved over more than 45 years, Rapaura Watergardens offers something for everyone; native trees, ferns, seasonal flora, lily ponds, meandering walks over lush green lawns, bridges and streams, garden sculptures by an award winning artist and a relaxing bush walk to a cascading waterfall, ‘The Seven Stairs to Heaven’.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lily ponds” (13 reviews)
“water garden” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
586 Tapu-Coroglen Road | Rd5, Thames 3575, New Zealand
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+64 7-868 4821
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"lily ponds"
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"water features"
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"water garden"
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"native bush"
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"every turn"
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"great cafe"
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"duck"
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"home made"
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"picnic lunch"
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"relaxing walk"
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"garden lovers"
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"almond cake"
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"tranquil place"
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"off the beaten track"
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"waterfall walk"
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"wonderful meal"
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"cafe on site"
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Don't forget to take your camera as a picture is worth a thousand words. They will give you some food for the ducks and they will follow you everywhere.

1  Thank Anthony Evan L
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch at the cafe followed by a walk around the gardens. Not sure that the gardens are quite worth the $15 admission, but they were nice to look at, and the waterfall was very pretty.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

you share your walk with birds, ducks and the sound of water. Very peaceful. Do not forget to stop at the cafe; it is worth it.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

We spent a really enjoyable few hours here. Great meal in the restaurant - a delicious curry soup and fresh local flounder. Beautifully cooked and lovely flavours accompanied by home made bread. Then walked round the delightful gardens and through the bush walk to the...More

2  Thank AnnieLJ85
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Some friends recommended this garden before we left the UK. Glad we followed their advice. The drive across the Tapu-Coroglen road was interesting, i.e. a scary dirt road with tight corners, but a lot a fun all the same. The gardens were fantastic, assuming you...More

Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We visited yesterday - what an amazing place, the website did not do it justice. We decided to have lunch in the cafe prior to enjoying the gardens. Lovely food, served by caring staff who didn't mind answering our questions, and generally sharing their knowledge...More

1  Thank kiwi0lds
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

The gardens are wort the entrance fee. First there is a walk in the beautiful gardens, after there is a nature walk on a good path to the waterfall. There is a café-restaurant. We were more than 2 hours in the gardens

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you are at all interested in gardens, particularly water gardens, then this is a must see attraction whilst touring the Coromandel area. Very well laid out, nicely kept & extensive gardens in a lovely setting that have obviously taken many years of careful planting...More

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had a visitor from Taranaki who has always treated us particularly well when we went down to Waitara; so we really wanted somewhere memorable to show her what was "up North of Hamilton". Our visit on a hot day started well with a cool...More

Thank 660london
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We spent a lovely couple of hours walking through these delightful gardens. One part is man made and the other part natural - winding our way up to a delightful cascading waterfalls. The gardens were so peaceful with sculptures among the lakes and plants in...More

Thank Kiwisforever
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Sonia K
17 October 2017|
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Response from Sandy W | Reviewed this property |
I think they were asking$25 each. I remember thinking it was worth it.
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edwinKL
1 December 2016|
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Response from Gloria T | Reviewed this property |
Adults $15 Children $6 and family $36 ( 2 adults & 2 children
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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there and sorry I have not seen your query. There were no signs that restricted dogs but there are many ducks walking around and begging you to feed them. Best to answer that question are the gardens themselves. Enjoy... More
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